There are times both before and after separation when parties wish to have an independent experienced attorney talk about the issues and concerns that occur in a divorce case. Without engaging counsel formally, such consultations are available.
In addition, attorneys are encouraged to consult on prospective or pending matters they are handling to get another point of view on a given case. Attorney consultations are also available.
Although not formally engaged, all such consultations whether for private parties or for attorneys are confidential and may not result in compelled disclosure of any shared information. Appropriate documentation is executed in such circumstances to protect the confidentiality of any such consultations.